Oldboy is a film about a man who is mysteriously locked up for over a decade. Just as mysteriously, he is released without any answers.
The 2013 “reimagination” of the 2003 film Oldboy is basically a safer, more Hollywood version of the original. The 2013 version is more of a thriller/mystery movie. The original is very unique and doesn’t fit into a neat little category. What’s special about the… Continue reading
Growing up I used to watch the Simpsons every day. Not just one episode either. From the time I got home from school, it was on at least three times. And, since there were less than ten seasons back then, I would see the same episodes over and over again. Because of this, there are some lines that I have instant recall on. I mean, I can’t remember all of… Continue reading
Hunger Games: Catching that computer generated fire
The CG fire is still kinda bad… but who cares. The second Hunger Games movie is pretty awesome.
If you haven’t read the books, you might want to stay away from the posters for this movie as it… Continue reading
The Ghost of a Gamer
As I’m sure I have mentioned in previous posts, I’m not much of a gamer these days. The trend seems to be that I buy a game, play it once or twice, and never touch it again. I can’t quite pinpoint when this started, but a prime example is Civilization V. I bought it on Steam with the intention of playing it with the wife. We could make decisions together… Continue reading
Most people I know (myself included) have never fired a gun and would probably support various forms of gun control such as banning assault weapons. I find it interesting that there are actually a lot of people who enjoy shooting guns as a hobby and see it as a family-friendly activity.
It is very surprising for me to see a little girl shooting what is basically a… Continue reading
Marvel at Some Film and TV News
I feel as though I have something to confess. I have not been watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I sincerely, sincerely, sincerely apologize. Wow, it feels like 1000 pounds has been lifted from my shoulders. There’s just too much else on TV at that time that I’ve already committed to. I’m on the ninth season of Supernatural, and I can’t just ditch it now. But, I will catch up with… Continue reading
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Tagged Daredevil, Defenders, Graham's Grumbles, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Loki, Luke Cage, Movember, Netflix, Power Man, Thor
It’s hammer time… or not
Ah… Thor: The Dark World.
I didn’t really enjoy this movie. The plot wasn’t that great. It’s like the plots from old computer games… there are bad guys, there are good guys, the world is about to end and the heroes must save the day. The title of the movie looks like it came out of… Continue reading
It’s the next instalment of my continuing series on comic book moustaches in honor of Movember! This week, it happens to be all DC again.
Commissioner Gordon (by Tim Sale)
The greatest crime fighter in Gotham City who doesn’t wear a cape and/or mask. He’s been in comics as… Continue reading
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Tagged Alan Moore, Batman, Bruce Wayne, Commissioner Gordon, Dark Knight Rises, Frank Miller, Graham's Grumbles, J.G. Jones, Movember, The Comedian, Tim Sale
Ender’s Game: the Hollywood version
When adapting a film, there are two different schools of thought. One approach is to stay true to the source material. The other approach is to rework the plot so that it makes sense to people who have never read the source material.
If you aim for the hardcore fans, then you might end up with the next Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. I saw that movie without playing… Continue reading
The Best Staches in Comics!
It’s that wonderful time of year again, uberfriends! It’s the one month in twelve when my wife allows me to grow a mustache. The catch is that I have to also raise money for charities through MoBro.co/GrahamBecksted. I also like to dedicate a couple of my November Grumbles to iconic comic book ‘staches. In the past, I’ve focused exclusively on characters, but this year I’ve decided to open it up… Continue reading